These elite individuals are successfully navigating the competitive and economic challenges that face North American manufacturers and turning them to their advantage. Even the COVID pandemic, ongoing supply chain issues and associated trials and tribulations, can’t stop them.
As the following profiles illustrate, this group also demonstrates the creativity, determination, perseverance and savvy skills to ensure the viability and sustainability of their businesses and crafts for years to come. Their noteworthy endeavors also extend beyond the workplace, as they volunteer their time and effort on behalf of their communities and the industry as a whole.
What follows on the next six pages are the stories behind this year’s leading executives, including the influencers, insights and efforts that helped earn them recognition by Woodworking Network and their peers.
On the links below are the stories behind this year’s leading executives, including the influencers, insights, strategies and efforts that helped earn them recognition by Woodworking Network and their peers.
The 2021 Wood Industry Market Leaders are:
• Alicia Barker, president, Organizers Direct Industries
• Luke Elias, president, Muskoka Cabinet Co.
• Scott Grove, owner, Scott Grove (Imagine Grove Woodworking and Green Grove Design)
• Edward San Juan, president, E.F. San Juan Inc.
• Edward Galt Steves, CEO, Steves & Sons
• Sam Bell Steves, president, Steves & Sons
The 2021 Market Leaders marks the 12th year Woodworking Network has paid tribute to outstanding men and women in the North American woodworking industry. To date, more than 85 people have shared their stories with us. (View the list of past Market Leader honorees)
For additional information on the Wood Industry Market Leaders or to nominate an individual for recognition, email [email protected]. Also visit WoodworkingNetwork.com/Market-Leaders to read more on this year’s class, as well as past Market Leader honorees.
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